June 2013 E-blast: LGBT Pride, Immigration, Community Catalyst Awards, and MORE

June is wrapping up on a high note!  With historic movement in Washington, DC on immigration and marriage equality, and unprecedented celebrations at Pride events around the country, Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lesbian,gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities have been at the center of the action! In this e-blast, … Read more June 2013 E-blast: LGBT Pride, Immigration, Community Catalyst Awards, and MORE

June 2013 E-blast: LGBT Pride, Immigration, Community Catalyst Awards, and MORE

June is wrapping up on a high note!  With historic movement in Washington, DC on immigration and marriage equality, and unprecedented celebrations at Pride events around the country, Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lesbian,gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities have been at the center of the action! In this e-blast, … Read more June 2013 E-blast: LGBT Pride, Immigration, Community Catalyst Awards, and MORE

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Citizenship is Not Enough by Elizabeth

This was an intense week to be in Washington! I experienced political whiplash, from the gutting of the Voting Rights Act to victories for marriage equality to the passage of a complex immigration reform bill. In the midst of all of this, I was delivering 2,700 postcards to senators in support of comprehensive immigration reform. On my lunch hour, I was on the phone with congressional constituent services, dealing with my family’s immigration issues.

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Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill in Historic Week in Washington

Photo:  Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) receive postcards from openly gay undocumented immigrant Tony Choi and  NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs Ben de Guzman NQAPIA delivers 2,700 postcards to the Senate calling for immigration reform while Supreme Court makes historic decision on marriage equality   For Immediate Release June 27, 2013 Contact: … Read more Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill in Historic Week in Washington

Wish You Were Here: NQAPIA Delivers Postcards for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  Wish You Were Here: National LGBT Asian American Group Delivers Postcards for Comprehensive Immigration Reform NQAPIA to deliver thousands of postcards from across the country to the Senate in time for critical vote Contact: Ben de Guzman NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs E-Mail: ben_deguzman@nqapia.org Phone: 202-422-4909 Washington, DC: Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander … Read more Wish You Were Here: NQAPIA Delivers Postcards for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights

NQAPIA joined this statement put forward by national LGBT advocacy organizations today in response to the Supreme Court decision in the Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.  We had joined the amicus brief submitted by Asian American organizations in support of Voting Rights and join our partners in the civil rights and LGBT movements expressing our … Read more LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights